All parts of training are required for ALL Frosh Trip Leaders, unless marked "optional" or italicized.
Note: scheduled changed to switch HEART & TST due to weather! HEART is now Wednesday.
When leading an OA trip, all leaders must hold valid CPR and Wilderness First Aid certifications for the duration of the trip. For many students, leading Senior year requires going through the recertification process.
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR, which OA teaches, offers a 2-year CPR certification. To recertify, you can either take another AHA CPR course through OA, or become certified through another organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Frosh Trip Dates 2020 - dates subject to change
Find out when you need to come back to lead Frosh Trip. The regular arrival date for Leaders is Tuesday, August 18 by 5:00 PM. People who are leading specialty trips will need to come back earlier for special training. Read on for details.
Outdoor Action considers running healthy trips an essential part of our mission. We will work with you to identify a trip that's right for you based on any previous experience, your current physical condition, any special dietary needs you might have, physical limitations and medical conditions. We ask a variety of questions on our Health History form to assess your needs. Please contact us if you have questions about what trips would be best and to give us more detailed information about your special needs.
Many students with diabetes have participated in the trip or led trips. These are a few things we have learned over the years to help you have a good week on the trip.
Tell us About your Insulin Regimen
When completing your health form, let us know about your daily insulin regimen. Are you taking insulin orally, spray, by injection, or an insulin pump? What type of glucose monitoring meter do you use? What are the temperature requirements for your medication and meter or pump? All of these things can help us place you on a trip that's in the right environment for you.
We want you to be prepared for Frosh Trip so check our this video to make sure you are bringing all the right stuff!
There are so many great moments that happen on Frosh Trip! From learning to rock climb to connecting with new peers, there are countless stories from the past 4 decades of Frosh Trip. We've captured some of our favorite moments and memories in video, photos, and quotes from participants and leaders.
We will happily work with individuals to find a way to accommodate religious observances on the trail and meet religious dietary restrictions
OA Frosh Trip is a different experience for everyone. Here, a collection of participants and leaders reflect on what made their Frosh Trip experience so valuable and memorable.